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Archive for January, 2013

Tobacco Board presents Bommidala with cigarette and cut rag export awards

Tobacco Board presents Bommidala with cigarette and cut rag export awards

January 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Bommidala Enterprises, part of the BBM Bommidala Group, has been recognized for its exports from India of both cigarettes and cut rag. Each year, the Tobacco Board of India, as part of its Formation Day celebrations, awards certificates of excellence and medals to tobacco growers; cigarette manufacturers; exporters of unmanufactured tobacco, cut tobacco and tobacco […]

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Cigarette’s life cycle extended

Cigarette’s life cycle extended

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

An Ontario company is asking smokers to stop throwing out their stubbed-out cigarette butts and instead send them in for recycling so they can be turned into useful products, according to a Canadian Television report. The butts sent to Terracycle are said to be treated with gamma rays to remove the toxins before the various […]

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Questions raised over industry meetings with EU Commission officials

Questions raised over industry meetings with EU Commission officials

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Transparency, public health and tobacco control NGOs have written to EU Commission President, José Barroso, to complain about Commission officials having undisclosed meetings with tobacco lobbyists in violation of UN rules, according to a story in the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEU). The undisclosed meetings were said to be particularly controversial in the context of the […]

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Concerns over Imperial Tobacco’s long term incentive plan for executives

Concerns over Imperial Tobacco’s long term incentive plan for executives

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Investors in Imperial Tobacco have raised questions over planned changes to its executive compensation structure, according to a story in the Electronic Telegraph. Discussions on the proposals, which could allow the board to change the amount directors get in share options and awards without recourse to investors, were understood to be continuing. A spokesman for […]

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Altria to host results webcast

Altria to host results webcast

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast at www.altria.com starting at 0.900 hours Eastern Time on January 31 to discuss its 2012 fourth-quarter and full-year business results. The results will be issued by means of a press release about 07.00 hours on the same day. During the webcast, chairman and CEO, […]

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China’s tobacco industry increases its government contributions in 2012

China’s tobacco industry increases its government contributions in 2012

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tax payments by China’s tobacco companies last year, at Yuan864.9 billion (US$137.7 billion), were up by 15.7 per cent on those of 2011, according to a Xinhua Newswire story. In addition the industry provided the government with profits, which, at Yuan716.6 billion (US$114.1), were increased by 19 per cent on those of 2011. In announcing […]

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Russians oppose ban on smoking in public places, want more quit advice

Russians oppose ban on smoking in public places, want more quit advice

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most Russians do not support the government’s move to impose a complete ban on tobacco smoking in public places and believe its emphasis should be on helping smokers quit, according to an RT TV/TV Novosti story. An anti-smoking bill is due to be tabled for its second reading at the State Duma, Russia’s lower house […]

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Strong tobacco auctions in Karnataka

Strong tobacco auctions in Karnataka

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tobacco prices at the auction sales in the Indian state of Karnataka have hit a high of Rs152 per kg, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. By the end of the 75th day of sales, growers had sold more than 44 million kg of leaf at an […]

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Research will focus on addressing the problem of menthol use in Minnesota

Research will focus on addressing the problem of menthol use in Minnesota

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two new research projects are to look at how to address ‘the problem of menthol use in Minnesota’. According to a PRNewswire story, the ClearWay Minnesota (CWM) board of directors has approved two new research grants totalling $360,628 that will fund studies at the University of Minnesota and the Public Health Law Center examining menthol […]

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JT’s domestic cigarette market share over 60 per cent in December

JT’s domestic cigarette market share over 60 per cent in December

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during December, at 10.3 billion, was down by 4.5 per cent on its December 2011 volume, 10.8 billion, which itself was increased by 10.4 per cent on that of December 2010, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. Volume during the nine months, April-December, at 89.4 […]

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